When I took down our Christmas decorations back in January, that included putting away the ornament wreath that I had made, so our door was without a wreath for over a month. I know that this isn’t really a big deal, but in our condo community we can’t change our front door color and the porch is kind of drab so I really like having a wreath to spruce things up. January/February is too early for my summery hydrangea wreath (right?) so I decided to make one that could work through multiple seasons – hopefully late winter through spring.
I looked on my Wreaths board on Pinterest and decided that I wanted a grapevine wreath with a few simple flowers. I liked the look of these two wreaths from Home Stories A to Z and Pics-O-Andrea (respectively) –
Both of these wreaths feature handmade felt flowers, but I didn’t have any felt so I decided to make flowers out of the fabric that I did have on hand. I posted about making these fabric flowers a couple of weeks ago (here) and I can still hardly believe how easy they are to make!
After I made the 11 flowers pictured above, I made a few more out of drop cloth (left over from these curtains). The drop cloth was harder to work with, but once I cut it narrower it twisted more easily and it worked out fine.
I already had a grapevine wreath that I bought a few years ago at Michael’s and decorated with some fake flowers, but time has not been kind to my wreath, and neither have our vicious bouts of pollen –
It’s covered in pollen…in case you can’t tell from the crummy “It’s late and the lighting is bad but I want to get the wreath done so I have to take the picture now daggumit” picture.
After taking the above poorly-lit pictures, I pulled the fake flowers out of the wreath and brushed the loose dirt/dust off of the wreath. Then I pulled out my hot glue gun and attached the fabric flowers – easy peasy!
How do you decorate in this season between Christmas and spring? Any favorite ways to spruce up simple grapevine wreaths?
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